The total length of the Sydney Harbour Bridge including the approach spans is 1149 metres. The Main Arch Span is 503 metres in length.
The Sydney Harbour bridge was opened on March 19, 1932 by the New South Wales Premier at the time – Jack Lang. The opening of the Sydney Harbour bridge was Australia’s first step at becoming independent from England.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge was funded with money which was borrowed from England. It was built by a company called Dorman Long and was paid for by consolidated revenue and borrowings.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge was eventually paid off in 1988.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge maintenance program is continual. The New South Wales Government spends around $15 million each and every years just on the routine maintenance of the Bridge’s structure.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened officially on March 19, 1932. At the time of writing this post it would make the bridge officially 79 years old however construction happened long before this time.
Continue Reading More Facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge
A common question asked quite frequently is whether you can bungee jump of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Unfortunately the answer is no, although there have been many applications to allow this.
Read More on Bungee Jumping the Sydney Harbour Bridge